All Projects running and past

Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: IWT
01/01/2012 to 31/12/2015

This projects aims to develop an innovative methodology for selective enrichment of facultative, multifunctional methanotrophs. Obtained MOB will be further implemented in a lab-scale set-up whereby bioremediation, reduction of methane emission and production of secondary metabolites will be...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: FWO
01/01/2011 to 31/12/2015

This project will investigate the recently proposed ecological coherence hypothesis, which states that bacteria in higher taxonomic ranks share specific ecological traits, and thus can be differentially affected by (changing) environmental conditions. Gram-positive denitrifiers will be used as...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems, Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: FWO
01/01/2012 to 31/12/2015

In continental Antarctica, where ecosystems are dominated by microorganisms and the food webs are relatively simple, the main primary source of organic carbon (and energy) and fixed nitrogen for microbial communities is generally thought to be photosynthesis by cyanobacteria. In this...

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Promotor(s): Dr. Ann Hellemans    Coordinator LM-UGent: Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: EU-FP7
01/11/2012 to 31/10/2015

The Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) will integrate the main European microbial resource centers, their supporting services and data into a novel pan-European coordinated microbial Research Infrastructure. This will facilitate access to high quality microorganisms, their...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Geert Huys
01/11/2013 to 31/10/2015

Assessment of microbial spoilage is essential in the production of new food products with limited shelf life. Most mathematical models previously developed for this purpose underestimate the microbial lag phase and thus also the predicted shelf life of the products. Consequently, shelf life...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: BOF-UGent
01/10/2011 to 30/09/2015

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder with symptoms that are mainly evident in the digestive and respiratory tracts, but lung infections are the main cause of death. Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) bacteria have emerged as significant pathogens in cystic fibrosis patients due to...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: BOF-UGent
01/10/2012 to 30/09/2015

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme
01/09/2011 to 31/08/2015

Currently, the microbiota in 'Oud Bruin' beer fermentations is largely unknown. Therefore, it is impossible to describe and protect these beers. The aim of this project is to characterize the microbiota and metabolites of these beers through new high-throughput technologies. This will...

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